Professor Connie Roth Receives NSF Special Creativity Award

Professor Connie Roth is awarded an NSF Special Creativity grant in 2022 for her unique research into polymer material properties at the local nanoscale level. The National Science Foundation (NSF) Special Creativity Award is a two year extension of funding on an existing research grant “to offer the most creative investigators an extended opportunity to … More Professor Connie Roth Receives NSF Special Creativity Award

Physics Department Announces New Quantum Information Degree Option

The Emory Department of Physics is pleased to announce the creation of a new concentration in Quantum Information! This concentration is an optional path that our Physics Bachelor of Science degree students can choose to follow. It includes electives and advanced lab experiments tailored towards the rapidly growing field of quantum information and quantum computing. … More Physics Department Announces New Quantum Information Degree Option

Physics for All at the Atlanta Science Festival Expo

The Society for Physics Students (SPS) spearheaded “Physics For All” at the 2022 Atlanta Science Festival Expo! They were joined by Prof. Justin Burton and Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Susan Cook. Piedmont Park was packed with STEM-interested students and members of the general public. The theme was “levitation”, from Bernoulli levitation of a beach ball, to … More Physics for All at the Atlanta Science Festival Expo

Prof. Daniel Sussman is awarded an NSF CAREER grant

What makes a material a solid? Crystalline materials have their atoms and molecules organized into neatly repeating patterns — breaking up these repeating patterns costs energy, and the result is a material that resists deformation, that is, one that is solid. Glassy materials — which can be made from silica as in ordinary window glass … More Prof. Daniel Sussman is awarded an NSF CAREER grant

Density fluctuations in granular piles traversing the glass transition…

Density fluctuations in granular piles traversing the glass transition: A grain-scale characterization via the internal energy Stefan Boettcher, in collaboration with Paula Gago from Imperial College of London, used simulations of a cylindrical granular pile with 60000 spheres to achieve a grain-level understanding of the compaction dynamics. Its static configurations are rearranged via brief “taps” … More Density fluctuations in granular piles traversing the glass transition…

Universal Features of Annealing and Aging in Compaction of Granular Piles.

This paper links the nonequilibrium glassy relaxation behavior of otherwise athermal granular materials to those of thermally activated glasses. Thus, it demonstrates a much wider universality among complex glassy materials out of equilibrium. Our three-dimensional molecular dynamics simulations, fully incorporating friction and inelastic collisions, are designed to reproduce experimental behavior of tapped granular piles. A … More Universal Features of Annealing and Aging in Compaction of Granular Piles.

Faculty Position in Theoretical Physics at Emory University

Emory University: Arts and Sciences: Physics Location Atlanta, GA Open Date Oct 13, 2020 Description The Department of Physics at Emory University invites applications for an open-rank, tenure-track or tenured faculty position in theoretical physics to begin in fall 2021. We are particularly interested in candidates who would benefit from and complement the existing strengths … More Faculty Position in Theoretical Physics at Emory University